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newbie guitarist/pianist #2129231
08/06/13 10:40 PM
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what can my buddy that started self learning guitar a year ago and myself who just started formal lessons 3 months ago do thats easy to get something cool together and sounding nice? any suggestions??? perhaps a blues melody while i do a bass line?


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Re: newbie guitarist/pianist [Re: Sweet06] #2129236
08/06/13 11:01 PM
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The Fiddlers Fakebook. It's traditional tunes with chord names. You can play them as slow or as fast as you like. Either of you can do melodies or backing. There's a nice selection of pretty waltzes that would be good to start with, as well as all the reels and jigs. Some fun rags.

There are other traditional tune fakebooks - mandolin, hammered dulcimer, etc. Some of them have tab for the particular instrument, tho the Fiddlers doesn't. But all of them have tunes and chord names.

And if you should run into other traditional musicians you'll find that just about anything you play from Fiddlers Fakebook will be known. It's a great resource.

There's also a nice explanation of modes, etc, in the intro.

There's just nothing quite so fun as playing with another musician, IMHO smile

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Re: newbie guitarist/pianist [Re: Sweet06] #2129367
08/07/13 10:03 AM
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Excellent suggestion jotur!
NFN if Sweet06 has a digital piano, so much the better, for volume control and pitch.
If you've got an acoustic piano, the guitar should tune to it. Don't know much about controlling the volume of an acoustic piano. Don't they throw blankets over them? Compared to an acoustic guitar, a piano really barks, especially in a room with flat hard walls & floors. Don't let this be a reason not to get together. As jotur said, nothing beats playing with others.


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Re: newbie guitarist/pianist [Re: Sweet06] #2129384
08/07/13 10:51 AM
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I do have a digital piano and he's got an accoustic guitar!! I'd like to keep the volume up and work on my OWN dynamic playing to form a sound that goes well together!

To be clear im not asking for a full blown song and stuff we can play, i mean if its easy sure. He seems a bit shy about playing together so preferably something with very little learning time and something that will sound good when done together! Ideally I want to get his feet wet so he knows its as fun as I'm thinking and then I think he'll be much more open to learning larger things to do together!


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Re: newbie guitarist/pianist [Re: Sweet06] #2129476
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There was a thread about a month ago on the same topic if anyone remembers it and can provide a link for the OP

edit: found it: http://www.pianoworld.com/forum/ubb...%20would%20you%20go%20about%20a%20j.html

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Re: newbie guitarist/pianist [Re: Sweet06] #2129496
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Jamming is just fantastic fun, so a few chords and a little improvisation.....also you could get a cheap fake book with a few popular song you likes. I used to have the Beatles Complete for guitar. It had so many memorable songs


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